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Published September 5, 2023

What's Happening in New York This Month

A go-to guide for noteworthy events, activities, and things to do in NYC this September. 🗽

by New York Bucket List


Summer is winding down, but New York’s events aren’t. New restaurants and art exhibits are open, and rooftop movies, concerts, and other unique activities can be found nearly every week. We've rounded up everything new and noteworthy this month, so you don't miss out on any of the fun.

25+ Things to Do in NYC This September


Now Open: Experience the culinary artistry of The Canary, a now-open Brooklyn gem where delectable dishes, innovative cocktails, and a vibrant atmosphere come together to create an unforgettable dining experience.

Now Open: Seasoned Vegan invites you to savor the rich flavors of soulful, plant-based cuisine, where every dish is a testament to both culinary artistry and compassion for animals, offering a unique dining experience that delights the senses and warms the heart.

Now Open: Indulge in the exquisite world of French pastry at Patisserie Vanessa, where a delightful fusion of artisanal craftsmanship and classic flavors awaits, promising a sweet escape from the ordinary.

September 14: Don't miss Harlem's Uptown Night Market this month, with dozens of street vendors and a variety of food and flavors to try.

September 15, 21, 22 & 28: This pizza and pasta-making class isn't actually a class, it's a party. You'll make pizza dough from scratch, two types of pasta, and a variety of sauces, with an open wine bar, music, and a complimentary aperitivo!

September 23: Savor the vibrant flavors of New York City's culinary scene with Taste of the Seaport, an annual event at The Seaport District that brings together an array of delectable dishes from renowned local restaurants, promising a delightful day of gastronomic exploration by the waterfront.

Mondays: Set sail on a gastronomic adventure like no other with Marea at Sea, a unique dining experience aboard the classic schooner America, where gourmet cuisine meets breathtaking ocean views, promising a memorable journey for your taste buds and soul.

Tuesdays: NYC's first-ever Vegan Night Market is now open in Central Park. Check it out every Tuesday from 4 to 10 PM.

Fridays: Delight in a seaside soirée at Seamore’s Sip and Shuck, an event that combines the finest coastal flavors with craft beverages, offering a perfect blend of oysters and libations in a picturesque setting. And if you can’t get enough, join the masters of mixology at Seamore's for an immersive and hands-on Mixology with the Masters experience.

All Month: The Malibu Barbie Cafe is open at the Seaport! Enjoy a Barbie-themed menu surrounded by a sea of pastel Barbie colors, laid-back beachy motifs, and lots of retro glam.

All Month: Elevate your wine tasting experience to new heights at Rooftop Reds, where you can make reservations to enjoy exquisite wines and breathtaking views from their unique urban vineyard atop a Brooklyn rooftop.

All Month: Indulge in a sensory delight at Sips & Scoops hosted at the Museum of Ice Cream in NYC, where you can sip on creative libations and savor delectable ice cream treats in a whimsical and Instagram-worthy setting.



September 2: Cruise around the iconic sights of NYC while enjoying breathtaking views of the city skyline on a themed boat party. This month's themes include "Early 2000s" and "White Out."

September 2–3, & 16: Visit the Hester Street Fair for jewelry, art, baked goods, home goods, live DJs, and more! This month's market will be a Labor Day Weekend party and fair, so bring your friends and family for a fun day off.

September 6–9: Experience the thrill of rooftop tennis with a stunning backdrop of the New York City skyline, as The Seaport District brings you an exhilarating sporting event high above the city streets.

September 7, 21 & 28: Get ready for a fabulous evening of entertainment and wit at the Moore Hotel Rooftop, where Drag Trivia combines glamor, knowledge, and rooftop views for a memorable night out.

September 9:
Explore the creativity and innovation of independent artists and makers at iNDIEPLAZA, a vibrant event hosted at Rockefeller Center, where you can discover unique crafts, art, and experiences in the heart of New York City.

Through September 10:
Experience the exhilarating world of professional tennis at the US Open, where top athletes compete on the grand stage for glory, making it a must-see sporting event for tennis enthusiasts and sports lovers alike.

September 14–24:
The Annual Feast of San Gennaro returns to Little Italy in September, offering a mouthwatering array of Italian cuisine, carnival games, lively performances, and cultural celebrations.

September 21:
Experience the perfect harmony of music and movies under the stars at Seaport Cinema, featuring a screening of the hit film Pitch Perfect in the iconic setting of The Seaport District.

September 30:
Join the West Side Fest on the High Line for a day of outdoor entertainment, family-friendly activities, and a celebration of the vibrant culture along Manhattan's West Side.

Every Wednesday:
It's Wine Wednesday at Rooftop Cinema Club! See La La Land, Superbad, and more this month. Tickets include one free glass of wine!

Thursdays & Sundays:
Indulge in a cinematic escape like no other as you watch movies under the stars amidst the charm of a rooftop vineyard, combining the magic of film with the beauty of nature for an unforgettable experience. This month’s lineup of movies at Rooftop Reds includes Legally Blonde, Friday, and Top Gun Maverick.

Thursdays & Sundays:
Unlock your inner artist and dive into the world of tattooing with a unique Learn How to Tattoo experience, where you'll gain hands-on skills and insight into the fascinating artistry of body ink.

All Month:
Step into the iconic world of Friends and relive the sitcom's most memorable moments at The Friends Experience: The One in New York, an immersive pop-up that allows fans to immerse themselves in the beloved TV show's universe.

All Month:
Step up your sneaker game and unleash your creativity at a Sneaker Customization Workshop, where you'll learn to transform ordinary kicks into personalized works of art.

All Month:
Kick your sports watching hobby into higher gear at the Big Screen at the Backyard at Hudson Yards.



September 8–23: Explore the intersection of creativity and innovation at Art at the Edge, a captivating event at The Seaport in NYC that showcases cutting-edge art in a dynamic waterfront setting.

September 13: Discover the iconic pop art of Robert Indiana against the backdrop of the world-famous Rockefeller Center in a free, immersive and vibrant exhibition that celebrates the artist's timeless creations.

Every Friday: Friday Night at the Whitney is pay-what-you-wish admission from 7 to 10 pm. Enjoy The Whitney’s full lineup of exhibitions, along with drinks at the Studio Bar and sunset views on the Museum’s terraces.

Every Saturday: The Museum of the City of New York hosts family-friendly arts and crafts sessions every Saturday this summer! Swing by to create your own comics, tote bags, masks, and more!



September 2, 16 & 30: Sing along as three of NY's finest musicians/vocalists take you through the catalogs of your favorite artists at this Dueling Piano Bar in Times Square.

September 4–17: Experience the magic of Broadway like never before during Broadway Week, where you can snag two-for-one tickets to the hottest shows and immerse yourself in the dazzling world of musical theater.

September 5 & 26: Enjoy a 90-minute standup comedy show at Fotografiska, New York's photography museum. Tour the museum first, then settle in for an evening of laughter.

September 5 & 25: Indulge in a celestial symphony at Concerts Under the Stars, where you can enjoy Sinatra and Bossa Nova under the stars.

September 27: Get ready to witness hip-hop legends unite as the Wu-Tang Clan and Nas bring their “NY State of Mind” tour to the Barclays Center, delivering an electrifying night of rap history and iconic beats.


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